The Affenpinscher is a wiry-haired terrier-like toy dog. It makes a good house pet due to its intelligence and cordialness towards other animals. With its big beard and long eyebrows, the dog is visually exquisite but tough in nature, as it was bred to chase vermin. The Affenpinscher’s facial expression, with a beard and long eyebrows, makes it look like a monkey and even comically serious. Its rough coat is an inch long throughout the body and a little longer on the chest, head, neck, legs, and stomach. Originally, the function of its coat was to provide protection from harsh weather conditions and vermin. The medium bone, sturdy, compact, and square-proportioned Affenpinscher is a smaller variety of a working terrier but is not as delicate as it appears. It is very tough, active and nimble enough to chase and catch rats and mice. The dog's gait, meanwhile, is confident and light. The Affenpinscher is distinguished from other terriers by its quality of being good with pets and other dogs. This small dog is at its best with its family, which enjoys humor and entertainment.